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A transfer of equity occurs when a property owner wishes to change the legal ownership of the property. Reasons include marriage, divorce and tax planning.

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Conveyancing in Gillingham Q & A's

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Updated: 19/10/16

Read about the area ;

Gillingham's closest train station is Gillingham at 1 mile s. The nearest airport to Gillingham is Rochester, Maidstone Rd Airport. London City Airport is 24 miles, London Airport is 14 miles, Rochester Airport is 4 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 23 miles away.


Local points of interest in Gillingham


Royal Engineers Museum Aviation Museum and World Naval Base Aviation Museum are close to Gillingham.

The most convenient hospital to Gillingham is Medway Gillingham.


How do I find low cost conveyancing?


Lack of clarity over this point catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many firms claim to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Often extra charges may increase the final bill. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.


Would you recommend that I get searches for chancel liability when my partner and I are buying in Gillingham near a 12th Century 'parson's close'?


In Gillingham, where land was once owned by a lay rectors, new owners of that property may be obliged to subsidise repairs to an old church building. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for Gillingham properties is likely to exist. Your conveyancing solicitor will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability. Ecclesiastical properties in Gillingham include St. Mary the Virgin, St Mary Magdalene, St Mark and St Luke The Evangelist.


How much can the conveyancing searches in Gillingham cost?


The cost of searches on a property in Gillingham will vary. They are disbursements paid to a third party, and will be charged at cost.


Do I need to opt for a law firm referred by our estate agent?


Many agents have arrangements with solicitors whereby they refer work to them. However, if they are paid a referral fee, the agent may prefer to suggest the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the best value for you.


Handling the legal work by bypassing a Gillingham conveyancing solicitor appears to be becoming possible as a buyer and seller of a home. Would it really be reckless ?


Legally speaking there is no reason at all why you shouldn't look after the legal work yourself.

In reality however, a lawyer carries out a long list of functions such as chasing replies to requisitions or verifying identities of transacting parties many of which need training.

Furthermore lawyers always be covered by the appropriate indemnity insurance that ultimately protects you in the event of any errors.


I am interested in purchasing a building in Gillingham. How do I check if the building is in a conservation area?


Parts of Gillingham considered be of architectural or historic interest, like 18th century suburbs, may be recognised as areas of conservation. Your solicitor will be able to provide more details, in regard to relevant conservation area restrictions in Gillingham.


Which local authority is responsible for Gillingham?


Gillingham is located in Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR, Tel: 01634 333 333


Does our Gillingham solicitor report back to me about the cost of the council tax on a Band B building prior to exchanging contracts?


The solicitor will speak to the council to reveal the latest council tax rates, which should be added to the report on title.

The correct rates for properties in Gillingham are tabled online at the North Dorset local authority site. At the time of writing on 14 March 2013 band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,059.00
  • Band B - £1,235.00
  • Band C - £1,411.00
  • Band D - £1,588.00
  • Band E - £1,941.00
  • Band F - £2,294.00
  • Band G - £2,646.00
  • Band H - £3,176.00